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A deluxe hardcover edition of the science fiction classic...now with a new introduction by Arthur C. Clarke!It has been over thirty years since the publication of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the science fiction classic that changed the way we looked at the stars--and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man ventures to the outer rim of our solar system, Arthur C. Clarke takes us on a journey unlike any other.This allegory about humanity's exploration of the universe, and the universe's reaction to humanity, was the basis for Stanley Kubrick's immortal film, and lives on as a hallmark achievement in storytelling.* Special hardcover edition for the new millennium* New introduction by Arthur C. Clarke* Winner of the Science Fiction Writers' Grand Master Award for Life Achievement* Basis of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 movie--chosen by American Film Institute as one of the 100 best films of all time* 2001's unforgettable character, HAL the computer, has been revived in Macintosh's TV spots"Full of poetry, scientific imagination, and typical Clarke wit."--The New Yorker"Breathtaking."--Saturday Review"Brain-boggling."--Life"A mind-bender."--TimeSpecial Millennial Edition
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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.